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Carey to take over Australia captaincy for WI ODIs

July 21, 2021

SYDNEY: Alex Carey will captain Australia in the first one-day international against the West Indies, Cricket Australia announced Tuesday, after Aaron Finch was ruled out through injury.

Finch re-aggravated a right knee injury during last week’s fifth Twenty20 against the West Indies and Cricket Australia said his availability for the second and third ODIs will be assessed on a daily basis. All three matches are being played in Barbados, starting on Wednesday.

Carey, 29, will become Australia’s 26th ODI captain and takes the mantle in the absence of regular vice-captain Pat Cummins, who is sitting out the West Indies tour along with a host of senior players including Steve Smith and David Warner.